Pulpit Supply

A service of the Presbytery of Des Moines is to provide churches a list of supply preachers who lead worship for churches which have no pastor, or when a pastor is away.  Pulpit supply is intended to be a Sunday-by-Sunday relationship.  If a church intends to invite the same preacher for more than two consecutive weeks in a given month, Presbytery approval is required through the Church Professional Task Force (CPTF).  If this situation occurs because of an emergency or time constraints, the CPTF must be informed.

The approved Pulpit Supply List of the Presbytery is for the use of churches when seeking persons to fill pulpits in the absence of the pastor.  Churches without installed or appointed pastors may only use persons from this list to fill pulpits.  If there is a desire to use someone who is not on the list, permission from CPTF is required.  Churches with an installed or appointed pastor or commissioned ruling elder (CRE) may use the list or may invite another person of their choosing with the permission of the pastor and/or session.

  • The minimum fee for pulpit supply:
    • $150 per Sunday for one service, plus actual mileage at the IRS professional rate.
    • $200 per Sunday for two services, plus actual mileage at the IRS professional rate.
  • The minimum fee for moderating sessions of churches without a regular pastor: $50 per meeting plus actual mileage at the IRS professional rate.
  • The IRS professional rate is 65.5 cents per mile for 2023

List updated: 6/14/2023

DM Pulpit Supply List 6.14.23



Presbyterian Ministers

Rev. Marcy Campbell, HR West Des Moines, IA 50265
Contact Email
515-422-8938 (H)
515-418-4859​ (M)
Rev. Maricarmen Campos Castro West Des Moines, IA 50266
Contact Email
832-312-0824 (M)
Rev. Hans Cornelder, HR Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Contact Email
641-673-9389 (H)
641-569-0786 (M)
Rev. Jack DePond, HR Leon, IA
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Rev. Donald Elly, HR West Des Moines, IA 50266-2160
Contact Email
515-279-8127 (H)
515-419-1527 (M)
Rev. Ekram Kachu Des Moines, Iowa
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Rev. Randall Lubbers Pleasant Hill, IA
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Rev. Linda O’Connell, HR Lucas, IA 50151-0079
Contact Email
641-203-3660 (M)
641-766-6577 (H)
Rev. Sheryl Puderbaugh Des Moines, Iowa
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Rev. Sarai Schnucker Rice West Des Moines, IA 50266
Contact Email
641-231-3958 (M)
Rev. Pat Summers, HR Newton, IA 50208-8210
Contact Email
641-792-7536 (H)
Rev. Betsy Thompson Ames, 50014
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Rev. Barbara Tooker Todd, HR Panora, IA 50216
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Rev. Roger Todd, HR Panora, IA 50216
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Rev. Diane S. Vorhies, HR Marengo, IA 52301-8700
Contact Email
573-789-0019 (M)
319-642-3999 (H)
Rev. Jessica Wietzke Greenfield, IA
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Rev. Dr. Judy Winkelpleck West Des Moines, IA
Contact Email
515-314-3164 (M)
Ministers of Other Denominations
Rev. Robert D. Cook (UMC) West Des Moines, IA 50266
Contact Email
515-577-6206 (M)

Lay Preachers
Laurie Berry
Ankeny Presbyterian Church
Bondurant, IA 50035
Contact Email
515-720-4296 (M)
Christine Clark
Monroe Presbyterian Church
Runnells, IA 50237
Contact Email 1 or Contact Email 2
515-250-0337 (M)
CRE Linda Curtis-Stolper
First Presbyterian Church
Newton, IA 50208-2944
Contact Email

641-840-2417 (M)


Maurice Dyer
Trinity United Presbyterian Church Indianola
Indianola, IA 50125
Contact Email
515-971-4568 (M)
John Edwards
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Des Moines
Clive, IA 50325
Contact Email
515-271-2142 (O)
515-270-6621 (H)
Sharon Falck
First Presbyterian Church, Grinnell
Grinnell, IA
Contact Email
641-260-8500 (H)
641-660-7615 (M)
Frank Gale
First Presbyterian Church, Creston
Creston, IA
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Pam Nagel
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Des Moines
Des Moines, IA 50310
Contact Email
Lola Peters
Ankeny Presbyterian Church
Ankeny, IA 50023
Contact Email
515-249-9182 (M)
Lisa Whitmarsh Peterson
Park Avenue Presbyterian Church
Des Moines
Des Moines, IA 50315
Contact Email
515-661-9103 (M)
Cindy Ray
Windsor Presbyterian Church
Windsor Heights
Urbandale, IA 50322
Contact Email
515-334-7231 (H)
515-208-2351 (M)
Val Smith
Central Presbyterian Church
Des Moines
Johnston, IA 50131
Contact Email
515-988-4252 (M)
515-277-7576 (H)
Janet Swaby
First Presbyterian Church, Centerville
Unionville, IA
Contact Email
641-452-6706 (H)
Marilyn Vander Linden
First Presbyterian Church
Centerville, IA 52544
Contact Email
641-895-0725 (M)
641-856-2152 (H)
Dr. Roberta Victor
West Des Moines
Executive Director
CROSS Outreach
Contact Email
515-971-3562 (O)
Scott Whisler
Heartland Presbyterian Church Clive
Clive, Iowa, 50325
Contact Email
Ramona Wink
Westminster Presbyerian Church
Des Moines
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Contact Email
319-212-0366 (M)